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The Devil's Passion St Mary's Balham
St. Mary & St. John The Divine
London United Kingdom
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The Devil's Passion St Mary's Balham
From the award-winning writer of "Scaramouche Jones"
& "The Madness of George Dubya"

and the award-winning director of "Morecambe", "Twelve Angry Men" & "Animal Farm"

Passion Pit Theatre presents

or Easter in Hell

A divine comedy in two acts  

Written & performed by Justin Butcher
directed by Guy Masterson
with music & sound by Jack C. Arnold

Balham High Road, London SW12 9BS

MONDAY 26TH MARCH 2018 @ 7.30pm


"Within the next hour, our operatives will isolate, engage and capture or kill the notorious leader of the most extreme, dangerous and contagious ideology to emerge in the modern era, whose terror activities represent the gravest threat to our interests across the region and the wider world. I refer, of course, to the radical preacher and populist demagogue Yshua Bar-Yessuf  the man known, by way of shorthand to our operatives, as 'Jesus'."

33 AD. Jesus enters Jerusalem to fulfill his destiny. Satan ascends from Hell to stop him. A battle begins - for the soul of humanity.

"One of the most remarkable evenings I have spent in the theatre." David Suchet

"Magnificent, satirical, darkly comic, thoroughly stimulating production raises many theological and ethical questions." (The Observer)

"Vivid, comic and lyrical twist on familiar events." (The Sunday Telegraph)

"Riveting, witty performance with fine attention to detail" (British Theatre Guide)

"Timely, beautifully-written, poignant ... Butcher's writing shines." (Huffington Post)

"The nuance of Butcher's writing and the intelligence and rigour of its theology make 'The Devil's Passion' such a worthwhile and forceful piece of theatre ... deeply engaged with a radical conception of spiritual reconciliation ... theological expansiveness and fascinating elasticity of thought." (The Stage & Television Today)

"As impressive a one-man show as youll ever see, vividly creating and enacting countless characters  striking energy  gripping, thoughtful, engaging." (The Reviews Hub)

"A serious & seriously fine piece of writing, terrific performance, startlingly original presentation." (Church Times)

"Intense performer, fantastic playwright  authoritative, captivating and riveting, tells the story of Jesus' final days like no other." (Adelaide Advertiser)

"Eloquent, compelling script, forcefully charismatic portrayal, wonderful one-man show of biblical proportions." (Adelaide Review)

"Nothing short of outstanding - incisive, brilliant piece of theatre that will stay with you for a very long time. Immense impact, wonderfully overwhelming. It doesnt get better than this. Sensational." (Broadway World)

"A unique spin ... topical and insidiously clever, lyrical flights of prose and poetry, ingenious narrative, animated, compelling and just downright fun." (Great Scott Media)

Award-winning playwright JUSTIN BUTCHER, author of the world-famous "Scaramouche Jones", the hit anti-war satire "The Madness Of George Dubya" and the controversially acclaimed "Go To Gaza, Drink The Sea", now turns his pen to the greatest story of all.

By turns comic, gripping, poetic, pungent and heart-stirring, THE DEVIL'S PASSION offers a radically fresh perspective on the timeless narrative by renowned satirist, playwright and actor Justin Butcher, an audacious hell's-eye view of the Passion of Christ from a master storyteller. THE DEVIL'S PASSION was adapted recently as a major new drama for BBC Radio, starring DAVID SUCHET, broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in December 2017.  

Directed by Olivier-Award winner Guy Masterson ("Morecambe", "Twelve Angry Men", "Animal Farm"), with a haunting and evocative new soundscape by Jack C. Arnold ("War And Peace", "Holy Flying Circus", "The Woman In Black").

Duration: 100 mins, plus a 15-minute interval.

supported by Trevisan & Cuonzo Avvocati and Waverley Learning


St. Mary & St. John The Divine (View)
Balham High Road, London
London SW12 9BS
United Kingdom


Arts > Theatre

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Passion Pit Theatre
On BPT Since: Feb 23, 2015
Justin Butcher
(020) 8675 3278

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